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Peter Anderson

Unlikely allies galvanise for reform

Like many of the state-based road transport associations, the VTA is a proud supporter of the Australian Road Transport Industrial Organisation (ARTIO), a national industrial body that represents the transport industry and its members before the Fair Work Commission. Read More

Scott’s administration wake-up call

The decision to place Scott’s Refrigerated Logistics into voluntary administration earlier this month, further compromising national supply chains and the jobs of 1500 of the company’s transport workers, was met with surprise by many sectors of the community. Read More

Stars are finally aligned for heavy vehicle reform

As we enter the dog days of summer and state and federal politicians and policymakers return to work for the start of the parliamentary year ahead, it’s worth reflecting on the tremendous opportunities that exist in 2023 for genuine heavy vehicle reform after years of delay. Read More

Closures are highlighting the value of infrastructure

Victorians – and particularly those living in and around Melbourne – have experienced some of the most prolific transport disruptions in recent memory over the summer period, with private and public infrastructure operators using what used to be the ‘quieter’ warmer months to undertake major maintenance works. Read More

Plan now for 2023 labour needs

A recurring theme in many parts of the economy last year was the impact of chronic labour shortages due to a combination of border closures and Covid close contact restrictions limiting the availability of workers around the country. 
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State government must repair roads and licensing

The Victorian state election has been won, and we congratulate Daniel Andrews and his team on their success. The VTA works with political parties of all persuasion, and we look forward to continuing our constructive relationship with the new ministry to achieve policy and regulation that creates positive productivity, sustainability, and safety outcomes. Read More